From February 6–17, the Class of 2023 artist series showcased artwork from Cindy Tsai ’23 and Tony Luo ’23 in the Tremaine Art Center. Their art show reception was on February 14 in the Lee Roberts ’74 Gallery.
Inspired by artists Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, Yoneyama Mai, Laura H. Rubin, and Abbey Lossing, Cindy said, “I love creating art and wielding color. Influenced by modern art, I put an emphasis on visual communication where feeling and viewing a piece of art can achieve the best visual effect. I also like to create paintings with hidden meanings where open-ended answers make the viewer think, because I hope my paintings can provide moments of introspection. I aspire to become a powerful and influential artist and bring a new artistic perspective to society. Whether I work for a company or pursue a freelance career, I aim to add a new dimension to the world with my own creative voice.” Cindy’s favorite class at Suffield has been Graphic Design with Mrs. Graham, who taught her a lot about visual communication and a new forms of art. She plans to pursue art in college.
Tony has taken three years of ceramics, his favorite art class at Suffield. He began his freshman year and fell in love with the material as he learned all the basic techniques. He took one year off in 2021 when he was studying remotely for a large portion of the year due to COVID-19, but he returned to the studio in his junior year and truly discovered sculpting. He is a teaching assistant this year, focusing on helping with hand building. Tony has been exploring different manmade items like ships, satellites, and prepackaged noodles. He adds his Chinese nickname into all of his designs.